Bear Cottage, Childrens Hospice, Manly

Phone: 02 9976 8300

Fax: 02 9976 8303

Location: 2 Fairy Bower Rd, Manly NSW 2095

Mail: PO Box 2500, Manly NSW 1655


Description: This warm and home-like environment provide respite, support and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only three in Australia and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital. Staff provide continued medical care in a non-hospital setting. Staff do not wear uniforms and medical procedures do not take place in the children’s rooms, which look like a normal bedroom. This ‘home away from home’ has a pet dog, Frankie, who provides extra comfort. Children’s hospices seek to enhance the quality of life for children with life-limiting illness by providing support, comfort and reassurance to families at their time of greatest need. At Bear Cottage, staff believe a child’s life, however brief, should be enriched, enjoyed and celebrated.

Hours: 24/7

Fees: Free

Contact: Fundraising 9976 8304

Referral: Self referral, Family, Medical Team, Social Workers & Health Care providers

Transport: Can be supported via Volunteer Program

Disability Access: Yes (Accessible, individual bathrooms, wheelchair swing, hoists, ramps & medical equipement)

Area Served: NSW

Volunteering Note: Welcome volunteers with various skills (driving, office, admin, dog walker, Chrismas wrapping, clean etc) and companies

Keywords: Children and Families; Palliative Care; Carers; Respite Care Services; Grief Counselling; Volunteer Drivers; Office Work Volunteers; Animal Care Volunteers

Parent Organisation: Childrens Hospital Westmead

© Northern Beaches Council [41014] Last Full Review: 26Jun18

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